Auto glass shops in the Carolinas braced for hurricane Florence’s impact last week. And at least one distributor is back to business.
Pilkington has several locations that span across the affected region, and its representatives say only a few areas have delays in their deliveries. “[the] Myrtle Beach [location] is open today [and] will call only. [It] will begin local delivery service[s] tomorrow as road conditions permit. Night and day runs especially north to Wilmington will be suspended for some time as highway 17 is closed until at least Thursday. Once it opens we will determine if it safe to get to our customers locations in Wilmington,” Eddie Lee, Pilkington representative said.
Other notable delivery highlights from Pilkington include:
- North Charleston is open today and doing deliveries but monitoring road conditions; night runs will be modified to insure safety.
- Columbia is open today for normal deliveries.
- Raleigh is open today and will call with modified day and night deliveries. Due to flooding and road closures the company will not be able to service Fayetteville, New Bern, and some other cities in eastern North Carolina until things improve.
- Charlotte is open today for normal deliveries.
- Greenville is open today for normal deliveries.
“Please note the depot transfer between Myrtle Beach, N. Charleston, and Columbia have been suspended until travel conditions improve in South Carolina,” Lee said.
glassBYTes is working on getting distribution plans from other auto glass suppliers that have deliveries in the affected areas.